Now you can check the change of sponsorship status or the iqama transfer status if you have the application number (raqm at-talab).
(If you want to check the status using your iqama number, click this link.)
The Ministry of Labor, Saudi Arabia, now provides online service to check the status of sponsorship transfer.
Unfortunately there is no English version for the site.
Hence, we give below the step by step procedure:
First we suggest that you use “Google Chrome” browser to check the status as they have instant Arabic to English translate option. To know more about Arabic to English Translate see our article here.
However, you can follow the below steps in any other browser also and later copy and paste the results in translator.
Click on Ministry of Labor website link given below:
Then click the drop down menu and select the last item. See the photo below for more details.
Then go to the last item on drop down menu and click it.
Your application number will be in the following format :
For example, say your application number is
There are three parts to this application number and they have to be filled in sequence on the page.
Fill the page as indicated below picture and press enter.
You will get the status of your Transfer.
RESULTS PAGE & ITS EXPLANATION
If you get the below page; that means that your transfer is done in maktab al aaml (Labor office). Congrats!!!
Your sponsor(kafeel) or the company HR needs to followup with Jawazat, complete the process there and get the new iqama.
You can also check the date on which the transfer was done; click here to see how.
If however, if you get the below page, that means it has been declined by Labor office. Your sponsor or company HR needs to visit Labor office and check the reason for rejection of the application and provide the required documents or fulfill the necessary conditions.
You can translate the page using “Google Chrome” translate service. For more information regarding translation see here.